Tańce Snu – Meander (CD Album – Zoharum)
Genre/Influences: Experimental, ethereal, ambient.
Background/Info: This project group was set up by the Polish duo India Czajkowska and Sebastian Madejski. They released a common album in 2014 and are now back on track featuring 2 extra musicians.
Content: I never heard of Tańce Snu before and discovered a very intimate composition, which mixes different elements. There for sure is something ambient and even psychedelic-like running through the work. But the main characteristic is the authenticity of the music. Tańce Snu are composing their music with several acoustic instruments, which inject a truly spirit. The hammered dulcimer reminds me of course to Dead Can Dance, but it mainly injects some mystery and Eastern atmospheres to the album. The tracks are also featuring mysterious voices, which sound a bit like improvised, but here again they’re accentuating a part of the mystery hanging over the music.
+ + + : This work is a real sonic travel; it feels relaxing and appears to be a therapy to get a feel good feeling. Tańce Snu have their own approach and I dare to say a very own style. I like the intimate character of the work, which you can find back in the sound, but also in the vocals. This album is a pure healing for the soul. I also have to mention the great digipak artwork.
– – – : The tracks are pretty similar to each other, but I’m especially missing a real climax.
Conclusion: Intimate and mysterious, “Meander” is a beautiful and transcendental voyage.
Best songs: “Sareneti”, “Holalia Ablakota”, “Elentiren”, “Mestenija”.
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